Welcome to Runway Matters, where we're delivering notes straight from the runway so you can quickly digest the most important trends and noteworthy moments from the F/W 18 shows.
It's the question at the top of our minds every fashion month: What does Maria Grazia Chiuri have up her sleeve at Dior this season? Well, to sum up the answer: a lot. For instance, this season's vibrant, colorful set was inspired by the 1968 uprisings in France, which saw protests against capitalism, traditional values, and other issues. The pieces also reflected the idea of resistance, including a notable slogan sweater with the words "C’est non, non, non, et NON!" meaning "It's no, no, no, and NO."
Off the runway, the front row was impeccably well-dressed. Over-60 ladies Bianca Jagger and Isabelle Huppert led the pack in ridiculously stylish outfits, while Cara Delevingne and Aimee Song were similarly dressed to impress. Read on to see all the highlights from the show.
The Stylish Front Row
WHO: Isabelle Huppert
WEAR: Dior wool jacket, wool striped turtleneck knit, jeans, and shoes
WHO: Bianca Jagger
WEAR: Dior wool and silk blazer, silk lace top, and silk embroidered skirt, boots, and bag
WHO: Cara Delevingne
WEAR: Dior tweed jacket, wool and silk suit, silk bra and underwear, hat, earrings, and boots
WHO: Winnie Harlow
WEAR: Dior wool checked coat, wool knit sweater, tights, and shoes
WHO: Aimee Song
WEAR: Dior silk bustier shorts jumpsuit, long-sleeve striped shirt, silk pleated long open skirt cover, Naughtily-D boots, and Lady Dior bag
The Slogan Sweater of the Resistance
Remember the brand's cult "We Should All Be Feminists" T-shirt? For fall, the slogan tee is transformed into a slogan sweater that's emblazoned with the words "C’est non, non, non, et NON!," meaning "It's no, no, no, and NO." We have a feeling it will be the new must-have item.
The Strong Suit
Ladies, it's time to jump on board with the power suit. Dior showed several different versions of suits, from a sleek black version to a cool plaid iteration.
The Graphic Tees
How should we be styling graphic tees for fall? Dior presented plenty of options, from a blazer and diaphanous A-line skirt to a cozy cardigan and pencil skirt. Pick your poison.
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